La Trobe University

Master of Engineering Management


Start dates
March, July, November 2018
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Fees and costs
$31,200 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

Develop your career in electronics, telecommunications or computer engineering with a two-year Master of Engineering Management. The primary objectives of the course are to equip you with the tools and skills necessary to develop ideas, to lead and to manage organisational activities in the engineering industry, and to further develop your engineering expertise at a postgraduate coursework level.

You'll study the foundations of good management through accounting, finance and marketing subjects in your first year, and then go on to more detailed engineering and business subjects.

The second year also includes an opportunity to complete an independent design project to give you practical experience and deeper knowledge.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Sample course structure

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

Specialisations, majors and minors

Entry requirements


A four-year Australian Bachelor's degree in electronics, telecommunications, or computer engineering, or an Honours degree in science in an appropriate field, or approved international equivalent. A minimum background in digital logic, computer architecture, mathematics at second year level and basic programming skills in C or C++.
Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Career outcomes

Completing a Master of Engineering Management and adding business skills to your existing electronics, telecommunications or computer engineering degree will expand your career options to include management and leadership roles across the private, government and non-profit sectors in related industries. This degree equips you for careers in: - research and development - communications - microelectronics - the automotive industry - defence organisations - quality control - medical and electronic equipment design and manufacturing. It also prepares you for: - quality control roles - management roles in engineering firms.

Fees and costs

Course fees

$31,200 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018 or Summer Semester, 2018/19.

How to apply for an postgraduate degree

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.

Additional information

If you want to do postgraduate business courses in Summer Semester (October) you must complete the full two years of the course with no Advanced Standing (credit). The Summer Semester will be taught only at the Melbourne Campus.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: